Enamel is a little bit heavy, sure. It doesn’t pack down real small, no. But is there a better place to put the food you’re cooking or the coffee you’re pouring? I don’t think so. Enamel is tough. It’s good looking. It lasts a long time and makes you feel a little like putting on a Mets hat and driving cattle across the desert. And the best part? It’s cheap.
GSI Outdoors makes it well and has a wonderful selection of it here. The Spokane, WA company says it perfectly: “If enamelware can survive the ardors of the Oregon Trail, we’re sure that it can handle anything the modern world dish out.”
And of course, they also sell their nFORM line of cooking gear for ultra light backpacking needs.